Bonnecaze Match Strike Café Paris

£32.00
Tax included.

This unique pyrogen is a reproduction of those found throughout Europe (and in particular - France) in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. At that time, it was common to see a match strike sitting on a bistro table or bar. Strikes had three purposes. First, the upper cylindrical container was used to hold the matches. Second, the striated surface on the side (or base) was used to strike and light the match. Finally, the coin was used as an advertising medium. Many companies used such items to promote their products, and were usually provided free of charge at the bar.

Ordinary kitchen matches do not light as well as the white tip matches supplied. Replacement matches are available in store or enquire online. Match strikes can also be used to hold various objects, such as toothpicks.

  • Made of porcelain.
  • Measures 8.6 cm in height x 8.8 cm in diameter.
  • Hand-painted lines and accents.